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AO Silver Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: North Yorkshire
Re: Whining engine back again!!!!
if its a 2.0, it may just be the idler, i have a 2.0 and i have had the same problem 3 times within a year, not sure what causes it, ut i have removed that pulley and the aircon from the aux belt route now.
quick test. take off the aux belt, and start your engine. no noise=pulley dead. still noise=check waterpump and cambelt variator.
running your engine for a minute without your aux belt wont flatten your battery or kill anything else, providing you dont actually drive it.
the waterpump failure problem seems to be only on V6 engines with the old plastic pump.